Shawn D. Reid Photo: Southampton Police

A Flanders man is facing first-degree rape charges for alleged sexual assault of two little girls.

Southampton Town Police detectives arrested Shawn D. Reid, of Anchor Street, Flanders, yesterday on two counts of rape in the first degree, a class B felony after a 10-week-long investigation into sexual assault allegations involving two girls, ages 6 and 7, according to a police press release issued this morning.

Detectives were assisted in their investigation by Suffolk County Child Protective Services and the Southampton Town Police Community Response Unit, police said.

Reid will be arraigned in Southampton Town Justice court this morning, police said.

This investigation is ongoing and Southampton Town Police detectives request anyone with information to contact the Southampton Town Police detective division at 631-702-2230, or the Crime Hotline at 631-728-3454.

All calls will be kept confidential, police said. You may also email the police at [email protected]

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

We need your help.
Now more than ever, the survival of quality local journalism depends on your support. Our community faces unprecedented economic disruption, and the future of many small businesses are under threat, including our own. It takes time and resources to provide this service. We are a small family-owned operation, and we will do everything in our power to keep it going. But today more than ever before, we will depend on your support to continue. Support RiverheadLOCAL today. You rely on us to stay informed and we depend on you to make our work possible.